This is my new passion growing roses these plants smell and look beautiful in summer, the younger generation do not know what they are missing.I suppose as they get older things change and life slows down, you will appreciate what you have in a different way .
Roses are one of Mother Nature's most extravagant creations. Whether they are whisper pale or sublimely satrated, their velveteen petals and sweet scent make them the consensus blossoms for a bridal bouquet. Roses are so variable and different kinds often blend into each other so gradually that botanists seldom agree on the number of species in North America and there is even some confusion over the scientific names of some. Perhaps the most beautiful of fur local types is the one known as the Prairie, or Climbing Rose which lifts its clusters of blossoms above fencerows and thickets, often to a height of eight or ten feet. Pre-packed roses are bare root plants and can be purchased in early spring these usually come ready to be planed with the roots enclosed with earth and bound with a plastic material to keep the dampness in. Container grows roses, will be either growing or already in bloom when they become available for purchase in the early spring. Growing roses for beginners is not that much different than planting any other type of plant. The most important point you must be aware of is that you need good quality healthy soil and also a prime location.
Before planting cut off any dead leaves or thin and faded shoots. Any damaged or very long roots also need to be trimmed. Soak bare root plants in water for about 10-12 hours to restore moisture in the roots. Give the soil a good watering before you start to plant you new roses. Make sure the hole that you have you made is big enough for the root growth of the rose. It is a very good idea to use a good quality compost or mulch, roses like extra nutrients just like any other plant.
Roses need the same nutrients as all other plants; they are just a little bit needier. One of the most important things to remember, in growing roses for a beginner is that they are very heavy feeders and will need some fertilizer applications.
Fertilization for the roses should be done after 3 months. This would help to grow the roses faster. Fertilizing should be started in early spring and discontinued in early fall. Make sure not to over-fertilize (fertilizer should come with instructions) and water after each feeding. Roses require large amounts of water and a thorough watering twice a week should be enough.
Pruning is an essential part of your rose garden; it increases blooms and encourages healthy plant growth. Different varieties of roses have different instructions for pruning, so you might want to read up on your rose types and see what is suggested.
The main thing to remember in your rose garden is to water extensively, you will also need plenty of fertilizer and nutrients. Make sure to prune your roses to keep them under control and healthy. Even though rose gardening takes a little more time and roses are a lot of work, they are one of the most unique and beautiful plants, and definitely worth the extra effort.Roses can be purchased from many places with many different varieties, i started with one climber but now have over 30 different varieties in my small garden.The smell is fantastic when they are all in bloom, so start now on your rose garden.